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Author of The Inverted Jenny: Money, Mystery, Mania

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George Amick is a journalist and stamp writer from Ewing Township, New Jersey. He has been collecting the stamps of the United States for nearly 60 years.

He is the editor of the editorial page of The Times of Trenton. During his career with the newspaper, he also has been Washington correspondent, state capitol correspondent, metropolitan editor, state editor and Sunday editor. In 1968-69 he was a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University, studying urban problems. He is an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

He has written the annual U.S. Stamp Yearbook published by Linn's Stamp News since 1988. His book Jenny! (also published under the title: The Inverted Jenny: Money, Mystery, Mania) tells the complete story of the most famous of stamp errors, the U.S. 24¢ inverted-center airmail of 1918. He has written three other Inside Story booklets for Unicover, and has contributed scores of articles on a wide range of subjects to philatelic publications.

He also wrote The American Way of Graft, a study of political corruption, published in 1975 by the Center for Analysis of Public Issues in Princeton, New Jersey, and used as supplementary reading in several college political science courses.

He and his wife Donna, a retired journalist, have three children and four grandchildren.
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